Patrick Lam

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Patch: de-lameify evince

May 12, 2008

From: Patrick Lam
Date: Mon, May 12, 2008 at 7:12 PM
Subject: Patch: do not persist print pages settings, etc.


I've been frustrated a number of times by evince's persisting of page
ranges for printing. That is, if I print pages 1-3 of x.pdf, and then
tomorrow I print y.pdf without checking the dialog box, evince happily
prints pages 1-3 of y.pdf. No sane person could want that!

Please consider the following trivial diff, which prevents the
persisting of page information.

Index: shell/ev-application.c
--- shell/ev-application.c      (revision 3031)
+++ shell/ev-application.c      (working copy)
@@ -828,6 +828,12 @@
       if (application->print_settings)
               g_object_unref (application->print_settings);

+       /* Do not persist print pages, page ranges, or page set. */
+       /* (I've wasted too many pages on this. -plam) */
+       gtk_print_settings_set_print_pages(settings, GTK_PRINT_PAGES_ALL);
+       gtk_print_settings_set_page_ranges(settings, NULL, 0);
+       gtk_print_settings_set_page_set(settings, GTK_PAGE_SET_ALL);
       application->print_settings = g_object_ref (settings);



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